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Emma Glen – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?

    December 2005

  2. How long do you plan to be away?

    1-2 Years

  3. How much have you saved?

    4000 pounds

  4. How old are you?


  5. Nationality


  6. Where do you live now?


  7. Occupation

    Hotel Manager

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?

    One more paycheck and I’m gone

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?


  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?


  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?

    I’ve done quite a bit of travelling, but only for a couple of months at a time. this there is no cramming, I can chill out and have a good look around.
    I’ve worked with people from all over the world in my job, so it’s only right to go see the world through their eyes.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?

    Feeling lonely, missing my friends. Missing my flights!!!!definately running out of money

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?

    hugely supportive. my mum and dad have recently sold their business and are travelling around Europe in a camper van with their dog. So it’s a family thing

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?

    Winged it a lot

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?

    bank cards. passport, ticket, ipod, my favorite comfy granny cardigan

  16. How do you think your round-the-world trip will change your life? How do you think it will affect and change you as a person?

    I think it will make me appreciate the value of money as I’m rubbish at saving. It will also make me more independant and strong willed enough to go out and find the path I wish to follow

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?

    Terrifyingly, tantalisingly exciting.

  18. Why do you think people should go on round-the-world trips? Why not just take a regular old one- or two-week vacation instead?

    How can you experience life in it’s truest sense if you are stuck in an environment with all the luxuries of home , just nicer beaches and weather???

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?

    Safety- bad things can happen anywhere?

  20. Why do you like to travel?

    To experience different cultures, meet new people and bask in lots of lovely sun.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?

    Just do it. Don’t let other peoples experiences guide you. Get saving right now!!!!

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